• ABOUT
    • Co-artistic directors Christine Gouzelis & Paul Blackman established the Athens (Greece) based company JUKSTA (aka) Jukstapoz in early 2010.

      The choreographic duo creates multilayered atmospheres and other-worldly mise en scenè, to make work that balances both chaos and harmony upon a body of symbolist, fable-like beauty. The constant aesthetic inquiry into sensory experiences, both intimate and shared, results from deconstructing narratives and juxtaposition of associated ideas, characters and concepts placed side by side compared and contrasted.

      As the recipient of multiple international commissions, the co-directors have choreographed and collaborated at various, theatres, institutions, festivals and companies worldwide, among others -
      Götenburgs Operans Danskompani, Teatro Alla Scala, Sadlers Wells, Salzburg Festspiele, Wiener Staatsoper, Onassis Cultural Centre Athens, Athens Epidaurus Festival, Tasdance Australia, Kalamata International Dance Festival.
      The team's continued vision is engagement with a highly versatile range of platforms from contemporary dance, ballet, opera, theatre, music, fashion, film and involvement with educational and pedagogical training.

      ​Jukstapoz continuously strives to establish lasting foundations that uphold its vision and commitment to collaborative practices. Mutually respectful, trust-based engagements continue to be invaluable for every creative outcome the company engages with.

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  • PLATFORMS
    • Götenburgs Operans Danskompani .
      Teatro Alla Scala .
      Salzburg Festspiele .
      NeedCompany .
      Venice Biennale .
      Wiener Staatsoper.
      Sadlers Wells .
      Onassis Cultural Centre Athens .
      NTM - National Theater Mannheim .
      Athens Epidaurus Festival .
      Kalamata International Dance Festival .
      Theater in der Jozefstadt.
      Arc for Dance .
      Theater Kiel .
      TicTac Art Centre .
      Creative Producer Indiindi .
      Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater .
      Tasdance Australia .
      Greek Ministry of Culture .
      New York Battery Dance Festival .
      Salzburg Landestheater .
      53rd Dimitria Festival Thessaloniki .
      The New Dance Festival Beijing .
      Sziget Festival .
      Jasmin Vardimon (JV2) .
      Linz Tanzhafenfestival .
      AN-TRE Program.
      Beijing Academy of Dance .
      Spider Festival .
      Too Far East.
      B12 .
      Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance .
      Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts .
      National School of Dance Greece .
      West Australian Academy of Performing Arts .
      Iceland University of the Arts .
      Fontys Dance Academy .
      Dot504 Company Prague .
      Beijing BNU Dance Festival .
      The Place London .
      Festival Deltebre Dansa .
      Singapore M1Dance Festival .
      IMEROS Organisation Cultural Development .
      Ravnedans Festival .
      Dan.c.ce Cultural Centre .
      Greenwich Dance .
      203Y Dance Theatre China .
      Dance New Amsterdam .
      Strut Dance Australia .
      LaborGras Studio Berlin .
      Jette Studio Brussels .
      Spanski Borci Dance Festival .
      Disney Hong Kong .

THE ART OF DYING

ATHENS & EPIDAURUS FESTIVAL / KALAMATA DANCE FESTIVAL / DIMITRIA FESTIVAL 2018

The Art of Dying, a solo piece inspired by Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights, conveys the fragility of human existence through subtle humour and surrealism. Dance, multimedia and live music will capture the transient beauty of that final moment before life comes to an end. The performance examines the procedures of 'dying well'. Within a garden where both decay and life reside, the protagonist builds a landscape full of microcosms of both joy and corruption.
With music by the award-winning lutenist Jozef Van Wissem. The New York-based Dutch minimalist musician won the Soundtrack Award at the Cannes Film Festival for the film Only Lovers Left Alive.

  • Direction, Choreography, Concept
  • Paul Blackman & Christine Gouzelis
  • Performer
  • Christine Gouzelis
  • Music
  • Jozef Van Wissem, Christos 'Μastrokristo' Parapagidis
  • Costume Designer
  • Angeliki Tsirou
  • Sound Designer
  • Jeph Vanger
  • Lighting Designer
  • Periklis Mathielis
  • Dramaturgy
  • Paul Blackman & Christine Gouzelis
  • Set Designer
  • Dimitris Nasiakos
  • Assistant Choreographer
  • Maria Doulieri
  • Production Assistants
  • Marilena Dara, Christos Xyrafakis
  • Rehearsal Assistants
  • Christos Xyrafakis
  • Creative Producer
  • Lena John Gomez
  • Photographer
  • ©Aëla Labbé © Evi Fylaktou
  • With the support of the Ministry of Culture / Co-production by Athens & Epidaurus Festival, Kalamata Dance Festival, Jukstapoz Company.
  • Direction, Choreography, Concept
  • Paul Blackman & Christine Gouzelis
  • Performer
  • Christine Gouzelis
  • Music
  • Jozef Van Wissem, Christos 'Μastrokristo' Parapagidis
  • Costume Designer
  • Angeliki Tsirou
  • Sound Designer
  • Jeph Vanger
  • Lighting Designer
  • Periklis Mathielis
  • Dramaturgy
  • Paul Blackman & Christine Gouzelis
  • Set Designer
  • Dimitris Nasiakos
  • Assistant Choreographer
  • Maria Doulieri
  • Production Assistants
  • Marilena Dara, Christos Xyrafakis
  • Rehearsal Assistants
  • Christos Xyrafakis
  • Creative Producer
  • Lena John Gomez
  • Photographer
  • ©Aëla Labbé © Evi Fylaktou
  • With the support of the Ministry of Culture / Co-production by Athens & Epidaurus Festival, Kalamata Dance Festival, Jukstapoz Company.
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